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THE ONLY FLIGHT

The Buran orbiter lifted off for the first and last time 30 years ago in November 1988.


 

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December 18: A Soyuz ST-A/Fregat-M rocket to launch the CSO-1 remote-sensing satellite from the ELS facility in Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite was delivered to the launch site at the beginning of November 2018.

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NASA solicits international proposals on lunar exploration

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Moment of truth for the Russian super rocket

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Super-heavy rocket: Variant 3

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Hardware tests delay Proton's next commercial flight

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In depth: Proton home page | Proton-M variant

Soyuz resumes crew flights after launch failure, arrives at ISS

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In depth: Soyuz MS series | How Soyuz is launched | Emergency escape system | Soyuz-FG variant | Baikonur | Baikonur downrange | ISS home page


Russian military launches a fresh satellite cluster

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In depth: Rodnik series | Rockot launcher | Plesetsk launch site | Russia's military satellites


Russia's latest super-rocket design detailed

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Cis-lunar team works on improved rendezvous systems

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Roskosmos favors new architecture for super rocket

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Soyuz-5 to be renamed Irtysh

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GATEWAY UPDATE:
Russian design to be adopted for airlock architecture

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20 years ago:
The first element of the International Space Station lifts off

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In depth: ISS home page | Russian ISS Segment | Missions to the International Space Station


Progress MS-10 arrives at ISS

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In depth: Soyuz-FG variant | Soyuz rocket family in 2018 | Progress-MS series | Baikonur | ISS home page


Spacewalk to investigate Soyuz hole stirs major controversy

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50 years ago:
Zond-6: Racing Apollo-8

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In depth: L1 project


NASA begins work on a lunar lander

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Soyuz rocket delivers MetOp-C

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In depth: Kourou launch site | Soyuz-2 series | Fregat space tug

MANNED SPACE FLIGHT

Roskosmos releases onboard video of the Soyuz MS-10 accident

INSIDER CONTENT: NASA drafts new cis-lunar station assembly scenarios

INSIDER CONTENT: Scheduling cis-lunar station work

Soyuz MS-08 lands in Kazakhstan

Here is how Soyuz returns to Earth

MILITARY SPACE

Soyuz-2 rocket completes the 57th GLONASS mission

Soyuz rocket family resumed flights after accident

Geostationary version of the Tundra early warning satellite to be developed

Soyuz-2 rocket launches the 56th GLONASS mission

Borisov replaces Rogozin as Deputy Prime Minister for defense and space industry

COMMERCIAL AND APPLICATION SPACE

First Arktika to be postponed until 2020

Elektro-L No. 3 aims for launch in 2019

First Arktika satellite gets its key instrument

Rockot launches Sentinel-3B

Angosat-1 declared dead, Angosat-2 promised

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Spektr-RG service module completes vacuum tests

Mikhailo Lomonosov runs in trouble in orbit

Spektr-RG makes progress toward launch

Luna-Resurs passes major design milestone

Russian lander for ExoMars takes shape

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ROCKETRY

S7 Space claims progress in Zenit production, possibly mulls cooperation on Tsyklon-4M

Khrunichev promises surge of Proton launches in 2019

Roskosmos kicks off work at Angara pad in Vostochny

Plesetsk upgrades hint at the second Angara-5 launch

Final component for the second Angara-5 rocket rolls out

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HISTORY

50 years ago: Soyuz-3 mission

Putin reshuffles Roskosmos' "Overseeing Council"

50 years ago: Zond-5: A prototype of the Soviet crew capsule loops behind the Moon

50 years ago: Kosmos-238: Last test before return to flight

85 years ago: The USSR launched its first rocket using liquid propellant

RUSSIAN SPACE AS YOU NEVER SEEN IT!

 

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Last update: December 7, 2018